How Rehearing Requests Work
If you think that the administrative law judge made an error in denying the applicant protective supervision or other supportive services, you have the right to request an IHSS rehearing on behalf of the applicant within 30 days of the decision. All rehearing requests are made to the California Department of Social Services, State Hearings Rehearing Unit. The reasons to request a rehearing include:
- The decision is inconsistent with the law;
- The decision is not supported by the evidence in the record;
- The decision is not supported by the findings;
- The decision does not address all of the claims or issues raised by the parties;
- The decision does not address all of the claims or issues supported by the record or evidence;
- The decision does not set forth sufficient information to determine the basis for its legal conclusion;
- The applicant has newly discovered evidence that was not available at the time of the hearing and the new evidence could have changed the outcome; and,
- For any other reason necessary to prevent the abuse of discretion or an error of law.
Upon receipt, the State Hearings Division must grant or deny your request within 35 working days.
How We Help
We carefully review the administrative law judge’s decision that denied the applicant protective supervision or other supportive services. We’ll draft your rehearing request, explaining why the judge made factual and/or legal mistakes. Our goal is for the State Hearings Division to grant your rehearing request and then for a new administrative law judge to find in favor of the applicant at a rehearing. We’ll also fully prepare your case for a rehearing.
Please contact us if you would like help with your rehearing request.
1702 S. Robertson Blvd. #231
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Fax: (213) 797-7488